HDMI Switches make it easy to connect multiple HDMI devices to one HDMI input. If you had a problem connecting devices to your ever growing Home Theater, HDMI Switches maybe the solution for you. Find out about HDMI Switches and see if they can improve your homing Entertainment experience.
The best way to connect your all your Home Theater Devices is via a
HDMI cable, especially if you own a High Definition Television. HDMI
stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and can send both audio
and video signals through one cable. So it is easy to see the advantage
of using HDMI. And it is the only cable to produce 1080p video
resolution; this is vital if you are watching Blu-ray movies. Even if
you are not, using HDMI means less messy cables to look at and connect.
problem many will quickly be faced with, is not enough HDMI inputs.
HDMI Ports can be located on Blu-ray Disc Players, DVRs, Apple TVs,
cable/digital boxes, gaming consoles and many other digital streaming
devices. With this constantly growing list of devices being added to
your Home Theater, you will quickly run out of HDMI inputs on your HDTV.
Older HDTVs may only have two HDMI inputs or just one.
is the case, you will be constantly unplugging and replugging your HDMI
cables to the device you are currently using. The answer to this problem
is not purchasing a new HDTV with multiple HDMI Inputs, but instead,
you invest in HDMI switches. These are small hubs that offer you a way
of connecting all your HDMI enabled devices in your Home Theater,
regardless of how many HDMI inputs you have. The hub can support inputs
from multiple HDMI sources and then send the signal you want to your
HDTV using only one HDMI cable.
These HDMI Switches vary in
price, from $12 to the more expensive, $100 or more. Brand names of
switchers include Xtremehd, Sony, RCA, IOGear, Portta and many others.
The more expensive models tend to have multiple outputs, letting you
connect to more than one display screen. But most regular users will
find a basic switch will meet most of there requirements. Once you have
all your devices connected to the hub and the hub is connected to your
HDTV, you select with device you want to use. This is done by manually
selecting the component on the hub or using a remote control that came
with the HDMI Switcher. Sometimes even a universal remote control can be
programmed. Some switches even offer automatic selection.
sure your HDMI Switcher can support the HDMI features of your devices.
For example if you have a new 3D Blu-ray DVD Player, you will want to
make sure the HDMI Switcher can handle High Speed transfers. Details on
switches can sometimes be lacking. But most will tell you if 3D is
supported. Another key is to look for what HDMI version (1.3,1.3b,1.4)
your devices have and match it up with the HDMI Switcher. Once the right
one is found; connecting and using your Home Theater Devices will be
made easy and as painless as possible. All done from one HDMI input.
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